The new kitchen is almost done



We are slowly moving in to the main house. It’s not styled, not all done, still very empty, but we are getting there! I’m beyond happy about our new kitchen! (And I feel it deserves better pictures, but I was in a rush).

What a productive day. Started with a meeting with our contractor. After that I went into town (Linkoping) by myself, and in two hours I bought pots, pans, coffee maker, knifes and other things you can’t live without in a kitchen! I found showers for a bathroom and a faucet for the laundry, I picked up carpet samples, did some speed shopping at my favorite interior design store Esq, and picked out tile for a bathroom. I knew what I was looking for, and it happened to be right inside the door. That decision took me about 10 seconds, haha, they told me that was a record :)

In the afternoon we left our new house and drove to our other house in Smaland. It feels so nice and relaxing to be here where everything is done! The kids were also happy to see their toys and Eddie-Bo ran from the car to the sports court and started to play street hockey!

While the kids played my amazing mother in law came over, and gave me reflexology, how nice?! And it was well needed for my achy feet, I haven’t been still since… Miami I think :)

Full house


Guest house

My text conversation with my brother’s girlfriend Lina (that I love) -Long time no see (4days ago…), how are you? Me-good! Full house, Joakim, Lisa, Monster and Emelie and all the kids, mom and Melker and Pirri were here today. Lina-Tomorrow? Me- Will have fika with grandma, Hasse and Bea with family in the morning, plus Jörgen and Kirre are sleeping here tonight, then into town to run some errands, then meet up with Mia and Gustav, nothing planned for the evening, so come over! Lina- Omg your schedule guys!!! We will come, and Victor wants to start planning the deck for the guesthouse! Me-Perfect!!

Yep that’s our summer schedule almost every day, haha. But we love it and we want to catch up with everyone!

Me, Lisa and Emelie, ok, not the best picture of us, but we are the best combo!!


I’m so lucky to have so many amazing friends!!! Two of them, Lisa and Emelie, oh my, love them so much. The two years they lived in Detroit, we pretty much hung out all the time, like one big happy family! They came into my life when I was pregnant with Oliver, and the last three months of the pregnancy I couldn’t walk at all, because of awful back pain (I broke my sacrum, sciatica nerv, two herniated discs plus hip and pelvic pain…) and Eddie-Bo was only 2 years old. Lisa and Emelie came over every day to help me with cooking food, grocery shopping and to play with Eddie-Bo and keep me happy and sane! Forever thankful for that!!


Jonas the “Monster” just signed for Linköping HC, the hockeyteam in my hometown. And Joakim is playing for Örebro, not too far away from us. I’m so happy we are close on the map again!!


Lucy, Nellie and Oliver, three cutie pies!!


Awe, Eddie-Bo with baby Hugo, that share the same birthday!


When everyone left after a fun day, we played some ‘Fia med knuff’. Cousin Melker is having a sleepover here tonight, so cosy. Cousin love!!

It’s 1 in the middle of the night… Terrible jetlag and now full moon, wtf…haha… plus I’m waiting for my older brother to call me. I gonna pick them up from a wedding close by. Sleep will happen another time!

I have so much to show you from the house, but I’ve been too busy. Hopefully I get some pictures taken tomorrow.

Kram//Xx Cissi






Mom, Janne, my two brothers Victor and Jörgen, Lina and Kirre all came over tonight to celebrate mom’s birthday, in our new kitchen in the main house. First time we used it, yeah!

Puh, it’s past midnight (in Sweden) and I’m so tired after a busy day of packing up all bags, cleaning out the guesthouse (where we stay at the moment), and I started to decorate the new kitchen, unpacked many shopping bags I’ve been collecting the last two summers :), but I can’t sleep of course, hi jetlag! It’s 6 hours time different… The kids so far have been doing great, and they were amazing on the flight back home.

Ok, time to make another attempt to sleep!!



Cement stair and a busy day


Once again, pictures from our Swedish renovation house (not selling this one!). The house is old and has many different levels which is cool. I’m a cement lover, so I decided to do this stair (or it’s actually two stairs, one longer and one shorter with a landing in between) in cement. As you can see, it’s not really done yet, the painter has some more work to do.

Before: Some vinyl or plastic mat. I do like the old railing though!


We aslo exposed the brick from the chimney!


IMG_0031The plan is to match the paint in between the steps so that will look like cement too!

I’m laying in bed exhausted after a very busy, productive, but fun day! I dropped off Oliver at school, cleaned my renovation house (in Usa, I’ve so many houses, even confusing to me sometimes, haha) for three hours, picked up Oliver, had lunch, back to the house to clean another hour while Oliver played with my phone. My cleaning ladies were suppose to be there but cancelled, and I had to clean up because my floor guys came in the afternoon to finish the final coat. The house looks so good!! And of course I forgot my camera…
Coffee break at home and I got my energy back, so while the kids had fun and played, I did laundry and cleaned the kitchen and mud hall… went grocery shopping and started to prepare dinner, then had a lovely in house massage, that was a well needed break :) Quick shower before Jana and Marc with all kids came over for bbq (yes in the freezing weather…) At the same time my step dad arrived from Sweden! So before bedtime I aslo cleaned out the guest bedroom and put new sheets in!! Puh… what a day!! Love productive days though, and dinner with friends is the best!!

Kram//Xx Cissi